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Monday, September 12, 2011

Laurie Baker Institute of Habitat Studies in Thiruvallom

Trivandrum, September 12: Laurie Baker Institute of Habitat Studies [LABISHAS] got 6.95 acres of land at Vazhamuttom, Thiruvallom, for establishing its own Centre for providing training in Architecture studies.

LABISHAS memorialises world-renowned Indian architect Laurie Baker who dedicated his life to the promotion of cost-effective architecture.

LABISHAS will conduct courses on energy-efficient and cost-effective architecture and will act as an international research centre on the subject.

People from neighbouring states engaged in their respective housing sectors will be trained at LABISHAS.

LABISHAS itself will be constructed based on techniques practised and preached by Baker. Laurie Baker who liver in Trivandrum from 1970 got Padma Shree in 1990 for his contributions in the field of architecture.

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